Do you know that feeling of complete relaxation…that point that you just don’t want to move or else it will go away? That my friends is how I feel about sinking into my latest treat-to-
self family. ahem. Last week I showed you how I’ve been updating our patio decor. This week, take a look at the new beauty that has arrived to my outdoor decor. You don’t know backyard bliss until you have rested in a tufted hammock. Yes, not just any old hammock…a tufted hammock – a veritable mattress on ropes!. I must be dreaming…swoon.
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You see, our other hammock was feasted upon by mice in our shed. It wouldn’t hold a the weight of a flea. It had been my oldest daughter’s gift and I felt so bad. My kids loved on this thing like none other and it added such fun to our backyard. I decided to surprise them. tee hee hee.
In my opinion, our home doesn’t just exist within four walls, but rather also includes the environment we create around the outside of our home. Today, I want to show you how to easily add to our outdoor decor to make an inviting space with a bit of effort. Since our Themed Furniture Makeover day for this month is all about OUTDOOR, I thought that this sweet little table would be the perfect fit. You’ll get to see what my furniture friends have created for you soon.
I’ve mentioned before that whenever we receive a piece of furniture for free, I pass it along to one of my kids. They each take turns and can’t wait to see what arrives next. My youngest son, Mr. O., was the recipient of this plant stand-type table from my mother.
It had seen better days and would fall apart if you picked it up wrong, but it had some potential. See the rust? I love me some rust.
Time for Mr. O to take the lead and get this project started.
This isn’t his first furniture makeover, as he did a clock face table before from a table he found in the trash. That’s what I call trashure.
I only had to guide him here and there with using my drill and bits.
We cut new slats from some scrap wood out of my stash using my table saw and miter saw. Once done it was only a matter of assembly and finish work.
He did a dry fit to make sure all was good and sanded smooth with my orbital sander.
We decided to go darker on the color of the wood and used my favorite stain that we’ve also used in several other projects. It’s called Early American by RustOleum. By the way, he had a ventilator on, but I forgot to take a picture of him staining, so we staged this one for a quick fix and forgot the mask. oop!
For a French twist, we added this DecoArt Cafe Paris stencil on top.
To seal it all up, we sprayed with this polyurethane for protection.
Now, doesn’t it look perfect beside our newest addition? Adding little things like this to your outdoor decor doesn’t have to break the bank.
After all the hard work, I needed to take a break. aaahhh… I’m telling you this tufted hammock found at DFOHome is bliss on earth. We were so happy with our outdoor curtains on our patio makeover, that I knew that would have just the thing I was looking for since they have oodles of styles and choices.
Hahaha…while trying to snap this picture, my toddler kept wanting to join me. Who can resist, right? The hammock is perfect for snuggling.
All of my 6 kids vie for hammock time (even though it easily holds two), but the one who deserved it most today was Mr. O. He worked hard and deserves a break.
I even served him some lemonade. Summertime is passing by so quickly.
To make your outdoor decor more fun, I am able to give one of these hammock swings to you as your very own.
Want to win? (giveaway is closed) First, head here to pick your swing chair. Next, leave me a comment on how you want to make your outdoor decor more inviting (and do tell my little guy he rocked the table project too). Winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Tuesday the 26th and is open to U.S. Residents only. Another bonus is you can receive 10% OFF your entire purchase by using the coupon code: PRODIGAL
Oh, and before I forget, we also decided to make a fun sign with the salvaged wood top. Isn’t it trés chic? It is available in my shop. (SOLD)
I hope our latest additions have encouraged you to add little touches here and there to make the outside of your home an inviting space. Head to the thrift store and make an unwanted object a focal point by giving it new life. Do pin and share these ideas too! ♥
For more inspiration, next I’ll be sharing how you add even more to your decor. Head here to get The DIY details.
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WAIT! Don’t forget to check out these other outdoor decor makeovers for our Themed Furniture Makeover.
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